Free agent strikers, Kamberi's Hibs struggles, sexy Motherwell, Mckay is back, former Rangers midfielder impresses - Winners and Losers from the Betfred Cup weekend

A look back at the weekend's Betfred Cup.


We are a step closer to discovering which teams will reach the knockout stages of the League Cup. As ever, a few of the country's bigger sides have had their struggles. Scroll through to find out the winners and losers.

St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown will have seen his side slip to defeat to Ross County and realise Tommy Wright's need for reinforcements. The budget, he has said, is spent. He will have to find more pennies somewhere.

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Once one of the most respected strikers in the top flight, he has gained a 'relegator' tag due to his involvement in Dundee United, Inverness CT's and Ross County's relegations. He seems to have found his goalscoring boots once more.
When Chris Kane raced through on goal against Ross County there was an inevitability about the end product: A miss. He was subbed not long after and manager Tommy Wright confirmed the need for a striker.
As of yet there doesn't seem to be a certain starter to lead the Motherwell attack. The promising Scott scored one and got in good positions in the 4-0 win over Greenock Morton.
What better way to celebrate a new deal than with a 4-0 win? This is Robinson's third team at Fir Park and they look exciting.
Motherwell, not that long ago, had a certain reputation. It still sticks for some. However, going by the win over Morton they will be exciting and entertaining this season with pace and trickery in the wide areas.
This could easily have been St Mirren in the losers column. But let's celebrate a non-league team taking a Premiership team to penalties. Then winning. East Kilbride will be looking to have success in the Lowland League.
Jim Duffy has a big task on his hand. With a threadbare squad, Dumbarton have lost their last two fixtures, conceding 10 goals in the process.
The League Two side celebrated their first win in 90 minutes in the cup since 2016 when the group stages were introduced. Kane Hester's goal in the 3-0 win over Stirling Albion was a cracker.
The former Rangers midfielder was instrumental in Inverness' 4-1 win over Raith Rovers. He created three of the goals.
Two games. Two defeats. One Rovers fans described Raith's season so far as "wearying".
They may have won the extra point but Dundee's failure to break down Peterhead is concerning. Manager James McPake missed the game but new technical director Gordon Strachan watched from the stands.
Having run Premiership St Mirren close, Edinburgh City defeated Championship Dunfermline to suggest it could be another positive season for the Capital team. Danny Handling netted a fine winner.
After an anaemic first half, Paul Heckingbottom made a tactical switch. Florian Kamberi was the player sacrificed. As he was last season to play out wide.
One thing is clear from the weekend. There are a number of sides throughout the SPFL who are in need of striking reinforcements, such as free agent Lee Erwin. Namely Dundee, St Mirren and St Johnstone.